I purchased a 95 AWD Astro last week. I plan on a mild lift kit (2" or 4") T-case swap, and a system of drawers and sleep loft in back. It's certainly going to be more of an earth roaming camper van than a rockcrawler, which is why I decided that The Expedition Portal is the best place for a build thread.
But before I get to any of the fun stuff I have my share of "neutralizing" first. The van runs great but had a super annoying vibration on the highway. I suspected u-joints but I took it to the shop for an overall check-up anyway. Turns out the old-timer that owned the van didn't do anything, with the exception of oil changes, for all 130,000 miles. You name it, it needs attention. What do you expect for $1,600?
This weekend I'll take on replacing the front drive shaft and u-joints, rear drive shaft u-joints, tie rod ends, change and flush fluids... and if time allows work on getting those crazy decals off the side.
Pictures to follow.